Saturday, October 01, 2011
It's been a while since I have blogged because I am not much of a blogger and don't always feel comfortable doing it. But, all week I was thinking I needed to get this out.
I have been struggling with some weight gain ever since I quit smoking two years ago. I had been at goal weight for a while before I quit. I kept up all my workouts and tracked my food, but I still have gained about 15 pounds. Now, over the past 6 months or so, I believe I am starting to go through menopause and my weight is going up more. It seems just looking at food makes me gain weight. I have been craving sweets like no tomorrow and I get ravenously hungry.
It's so hard to keep positive and motivated when nothing I do is working and I am finding myself slacking off my workouts and eating things I normally wouldn't eat. It's like my metabolism just stopped completely.
I had read where it takes a while for your body to reset after quitting smoking, but this is ridiculous.
I don't know what to do next. I am so frustrated that I worked hard to get in shape and now it's just slipping away and I feel powerless to stop it.
I am not sure where to go from here.